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IP Indian Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Research


Correction of skeletal class II malocclusion using class II elastics in an adolescent patient


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Author Details : Mayank Trivedi*, Raghunath N, Alekya Akasapu

Volume : 5, Issue : 3, Year : 2019

Article Page : 98-103


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Abstract

Application of elastics in orthodontics has various outcomes in relation to maxillary arch, mandibular arch, facial pattern and occlusal plane. All these factors can be modified depending upon the response of the individual towards the treatment procedure. Elastics being a dependable mode of changing such parameters have been employed in orthodontics from time to time. In the present case report class II elastics were incorporated with a motive to stimulate growth and change or improve the facial profile as the individual was in a growing phase. With continuous application of elastics and patient cooperation satisfactory occlusion and facial profile was achieved for the patient.

Keywords: Class II malocclusion, Class II elastics, Growth, Profile.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijodr.2019.021

How to cite : Trivedi M, Raghunath N, Akasapu A, Correction of skeletal class II malocclusion using class II elastics in an adolescent patient. IP Indian J Orthod Dentofacial Res 2019;5(3):98-103

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